Deschampsia


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Deschampsia

 

a genus of perennial grasses of the family Gramineae. The inflorescence is a panicle, and the spikelets have 2-3 flowers. There are about 60 species (up to 100 according to other data) in cold and temperate regions of the northern and southern hemispheres and the mountains of the tropics. About 15 species grow in the USSR. Tufted hair grass (D. caespitosa) is widespread; it is a grass growing in large dense tussocks, frequently forming large thickets in moist and marshy meadows, shrubs, clearings, and the shores of bodies of water; livestock eat the young plants. Wavy hair grass (D. flexuosd) is found primarily in the northern half of the European USSR, chiefly in dry pine groves, meadows, and brush; it is a pasture plant and a valuable feed plant for reindeer.

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Yellow is represented, among others by Deschampsia cespitosa 'Gold Dust', silver blue by Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue', reds are to be found in Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' and varying degrees of variegation, both vertical and horizontal in may other species and cultivars.
At King George Island, bacterial counts in a Podzol under Deschampsia antarctica were found at similar levels (Bolter 1995; Bolter et al.
Using grasses such as Deschampsia Cespitosa and Miscanthus Sinensis Gracillimus that tickle you as you leave the car and scented climbing Trachelospermum Jasminoides all provide a sensory experience before you even get to your front door.
Grand Colombier has dry soils and is densely vegetated (mainly ferns, Dryopteris spinulosa, and graminoids, Deschampsia flexuosa), providing diverse and highly suitable breeding sites for burrow-dwelling petrels and Atlantic Puffins.
Deschampsia (Hair Grass) is a native of our area and some of the modern hybrids are worthy of a garden position.
Or plant among waist-high ornamental grasses such as Deschampsia or Molinia.
Alternatively, imagine the sensory pleasure of a knot or maze pattern planted with a taller grass such as Deschampsia cespitosa 'Golden Dew' contributing movement and sound to the garden landscape.
If you want a grass that is not too high (2-3ft) and produces an eye-catching display in summer to autumn, look no further than Deschampsia cespitosa Goldtau (tufted hair grass).
Colobanthus quitensis and Deschampsia antarctica, are also members of